Coronavirus (now known as COVID-19) began in China in January 2020 and there are now confirmed cases in over 100 countries across the world. On 1st March the first confirmed case in Scotland was reported and SPS are following national advice regarding steps that require to be taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Public information is available from, and visitors to prison establishments are asked to note the posters on display in public areas.

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are displaying any of the symptoms shown in the poster, please do not visit a prison establishment until you have sought advice from NHS.